We interrupt the mundane this week to bring you this special edition of our MassFamilies Family Leaders in Action. You may already recognize her, but we’d like to introduce you to Loida Love Dominguez. Loida is a Family Leadership Series graduate and strong voice for parents of children with disabilities in Massachusetts (and beyond). We […]
Family Leaders in Action: Focusing on Fathers
Below are a few words from four fathers who recently graduated from the Metro Portuguese Family Leadership Series. Fabio, Dylan’s father We really liked the training because we learned a lot of new things and the rights that Dylan has. We also found out that we are not the only ones with doubts and frustrations. […]
A Wonderful Week of MassFamilies Training
There has been lots happening here at MassFamilies recently and we wanted to share an update with you! On February 28, 2022, our Northeast Regional Coordinator, Maryann Welch, presented to the Seven Hills community on Charting the Life Course. 105 participants registered for this presentation where Maryann shared the framework’s core belief, principles, and the […]
Have your Voice Heard at the Children’s Mental Health Campaign Listening Sessions
Our partners at Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) sit at the table with partners on the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. PPAL is the only family organization at the table to provides the family voice. The Campaign partners have asked PPAL to bring families to listening sessions (Starting next Monday, February 28th – see schedule and links […]
ANNOUNCING.. the 2022 METRO Family Leadership Series / ANUNCIANDO uma Série de Liderança Familiar da região metropoliatana de 2022
Metro Mass Families is offering a Family Leadership Series in Portuguese.This is for all Metro Families who are DDS eligible and live in the Metro Region. Fill out the application online: https://massfamilies.org/training/family-leadership-series/metro-boston-region/ A Metro Mass Families está oferecendo uma Série de Liderança Familiar em português.Esse é um treinamento para todas as Famílias da região Metropolitana […]
Two Sessions of Working Together remaining!
MassFamilies just hosted its second session of the Working Together series! 65 attendees registered for the Working Together seminar on Anti-Bullying Law. We have two more seminars left! TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE: USING THE IEP TO CREATE SUCCESS January 28, 2022, 7-8:30pmThis workshop will focus on youth with disabilities ages 14-22 and the […]
MassFamilies 2020-2021 Annual Report now available
It has been a year of re-opening, re-connecting, and re-thinking how we help families #ImagineBetter. We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report for FY2020-2021 is now available! As always, we are grateful for the support of the families, partners, and allies who make our work possible. Thank you.
Northeast Family Leadership Series Kicks off without a hitch!
Last weekend, the Northeast Family Leadership Series had a highly successful first session! The families spent two full-days building community and learning about initiative, leadership, and advocacy. One of the highlights of the session was a presentation from Austin Carr, from Mass Advocates Standing Strong. A participant stated Austin is, “A true inspiration”. All participant surveys rated […]
Southeast Family Leadership Series Kick-Off a Huge Success!
The Southeast Regional Coordinator Karen Claudio of MassFamilies welcomed Family Leadership Series class 29 to the Conference and Resort of Hyannis the first weekend of October. The Family Leadership Series kicked off a six-month long training for parents and caregivers for individuals with disabilities Participants of the Family Leadership Series were lucky enough to hear […]
The Arc of Massachusetts wants to hear from you!
Our partners at The Arc of Massachusetts is working to collect input from individuals and families regarding the MassHealth Prior Approval or Appeal Process. As part of an internal assessment with HMA, The Arc hopes to gather insight based upon your personal and/or family experience navigating the prior approval or appeal process for eligible MassHealth […]